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Philip Glass, ‘Organic': The Week In One Song

This week: the European Space Agency’s Philae lander finds evidence of organic molecules — never before found on an object like a comet — on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko To mark this, here’s Philip Glass’s minimal composition Organic, taken from the 1982 soundtrack to the film “Koyaanisqatsi.”  

Libya's Dunes Look Like a Rusty Steel Plate From Space

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

It’s only a month since the the European Space Agency lofted its Sentinel-2A satellite started beaming back images from space —but it’s already producing some amazing images, like this one of Libya. Read more...

Arnolfini presents major new exhibition of works by Turner Prize winner Richard Long

yesterdayArts : Artdaily

Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol announces a major new exhibition of work by Richard Long. Part of the programme celebrating Bristol?s year as European Green Capital, TIME AND SPACE includes several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition, and it's accompanied by a new publication. Show More Summary

After a bounce, Rosetta's Philae lander serves up cometary surprises

Scientists with the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission may have had a scare when the Philae lander bounced off of the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but the bumpy touchdown actually had a silver lining: It allowed them to take measurements in two separate spots instead of one.

Facebook’s video ads will kick off a new breed of video networks

GUEST: I was heartily enjoying my European vacation the day that Facebook announced its plans to launch video ads as part of its offering. As the founder of a company in the video distribution space, you can imagine my reaction when my inbox was suddenly flooded with emails from VCs and friends all with the same […]

This may be the last batch of science we get from Rosetta’s Philae lander

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

After going silent just days after its historic landing -- the first controlled landing of a man-made object on a comet -- the European Space Agency's Philae lander beat the odds. In June, it phoned home again, thrilling mission scientists and space enthusiasts alike. But now its team says that the little lander's days are numbered yet again.Read full article >>

The European Space Agency sent Kombucha into space for science and stuff

yesterdayHealth : The Checkup

THERE IS KOMBUCHA IN SPACE RIGHT NOW.Don't tell me we don't live in the future.The European Space Agency is testing the stuff used to brew kombucha — a fermented tea beverage invented thousands of years ago and now available at a Whole Foods near you — on the International Space Station, exposing it to the harsh environment of space to see how it fares.Read full article >>

Take a self-guided virtual tour of the International Space Station

Clicking around the European Space Agency's recently expanded website feels like the next best thing to being an astronaut.

Check the International Space Station from the inside

4 days agoTechnology : Walyou

The ESA (European Space Agency) has made possible to virtually take a stroll on the International Space Station (ISS). This …

Take a 360 Degree Tour of the International Space Station

You can now explore every detail of the International Space Station from the comfort of your Earthly home, thanks to the European Space Agency’s new interactive panoramic tour. Hit full screen and get clicking. Why not check out theShow More Summary

This Glorious Mess Is Actually Munich From Space

A splattered canvas of reds and greens, this is actually a combination of three radar scans from the European Space Agency’s Sentinel-1A satellite as it passed over Bavaria in Southern Germany. Read more...

Rosetta and its comet are getting close to a major milestone — here's what we know about the mission so far

There are more than 4,000 known comets in the solar system, but there's one we understand more than the rest, thanks to the European Space Agency's ongoing Rosetta mission. Right now, the Rosetta mission has a satellite in orbit around Comet 67P/ Churyumov-Gerasimenko as well as a lander on its surface. Show More Summary

Space-eye-view could help stop global wildlife decline

Conservation scientists need to collaborate with space agencies, such as NASA and the European Space Agency, to identify measures which help track biodiversity declines around the world. Scientists are calling for urgent cooperation...

Here's the list of companies complaining to the EU about Google's dominance of the ad tech market (GOOG, MSFT, WPPGY)

Several of Google's ad tech rivals — including Microsoft, WPP's AppNexus, and OpenX — have asked European regulators to investigate the company's dominance of the online display advertising space, The Financial Times reports. The companies...Show More Summary

Go stargazing from orbit!

This is a post from Skymania News - Space and astronomy news and advice plus night sky I was watching the video of the European Space Agency's fifth and final ATV cargo ship, Georges Lemaitre, departing from the International Space Station,...Show More Summary

The cherished comet lander Philae has stopped responding at one of the worst possible times

Last November, the European Space Agency made history by landing the first probe, called Philae, onto a comet. But the landing didn't go as planned and Philae, instead of landing in the sunny spot that ESA scientists had chosen for it, ended up in a shadowy corner of the comet. Show More Summary

Laser Analysis Reveals That Astronauts' Skin Gets Thinner While Space

Astronauts have thin skin. That’s not a slur on their ability to fend off criticism, but the finding of a study being carried out by European scientists to understand how the dermal health of spade travelers changes while in orbit. Read more...

The ESA's New Head Just Dropped a Proposal to Build a Village on the Moon

2 weeks agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The European Space Agency has a brand new head. Johann-Dietrich Woerner took over the agency two weeks ago and he just dropped a major new proposition: Let’s build a village on the moon. Read more...

Map of the Star’s Homes

Gaia is a European Space Agency satellite, a flying-saucer-shaped observatory designed to measure the positions and velocities of stars with incredible precision. The idea is to build up a 3D map of a billion stars. Yes. A billion. It...Show More Summary

Let's build a Moon village, says European Space Agency's new director

2 weeks agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

"I propose a Moon village on the far side of the Moon," says Johann-Dietrich Woerner who has been in the role of Director General of the European Space Agency (Esa) for just a week. Read the rest

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